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Grandad who’s never been to dentist gets mates to yank out his tooth with pliers

A tough as nails grandad has said he's never been to a dentist and would rather get mates to pull his rotten teeth out with pliers.

Builder Phil Bailey has always relied on DIY dentistry because he has always worked on building sites all around the country, so has never registered at a local dentist.

So whenever toothache starts, the 58-year-old from Castleford, West Yorkshire, just asks one of his colleagues to yank it out and is not a bit squeamish.

Phil has spoken out after he was pictured taking matters into his hands on Monday, handing a fellow builder a pair of pliers to pull out a troublesome molar.

He held his mouth wide open so his colleague could get at the gnarly gnasher and rip it out of his gum in one go.

Displaying an impressively high pain threshold, Phil doesn't even make a sound as he holds his freshly-removed tooth up to the camera.

Widower Phil has always had his teeth pulled on site but has only asked for the removals to be filmed in the last few years.

He said: "If a tooth starts hurting me, I'll just wait until I'm on site and ask one of the lads to yank it out. I always ask them to film.

"This tooth had been giving me jip over the weekend so when I got in on Monday morning, I just asked one of the lads to grab some pliers and pull it out.

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"I don't really have many problems with my teeth these days, because there aren't that many left.

"I have got a very high pain threshold. If you have a day off work to get your teeth pulled you can miss out on a day's pay or in the past you might lose your job.

"I've never been registered with a dentist. I used to work away a lot on motorways. You could be working down south for a few weeks and you can't register when you're only having one pulled.

"It's just easier to get the lads to pull them on site. The pain is sharp but I'd rather have that than days of aching.

"I just look at it like when you were a kid and your mum would say lets have a look at your tooth as it's wobbling.

"You'd keep telling her 'no, no, leave it' but when you're not ready, she's got hold of it and pulled it out and it's all over."

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